Mexico's Drug War

Mexico's Drug War

by Margaret Haerens

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737768442
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 08/30/2013
Series: At Issue Series: Drugs
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 State of War Sam Quinones 12

2 Mexico's Criminal Justice System Is Too Weak to Stop the Drug Cartels William Booth 20

3 Mexico's Military Response to Drug Violence Is Not Working Nik Steinberg 26

4 Corruption, Drug Cartels, and the Mexican Police Ted Galen Carpenter 38

5 The Mexican Government's Drug Strategy Violates Civil Liberties Laura Carlsen 42

6 Mexico's Drug War Has Similarities to the War on Terror Mario Loyola 51

7 Central American Countries Should Legalize Drugs Jamie Dettmer 58

8 US Drug Policy Needs to Change to End Mexico's Drug War Jorge Castañeda 63

9 Mexico's Drug War: The Battle Without Hope Malcolm Beith 73

10 Mexico Drug War: Enrique Pena Nieto Could Target Small Gangs Michael Weissenstein 84

11 The Merida Initiative Is Misguided and Needs to Be Recalibrated Manuel Pérez-Rocha 90

Organizations to Contact 103

Bibliography 109

Index 113

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